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Used Part.

The rhizome, the root.

Active Principles.

Abundant saponosides: senegina, poligálico acid (hidroxisenegenina) triterpenic acids.

Drug Action.

The saponosides presented a diuretic and expectorant; triterpenic acid, an anti - inflammatory activity.


Disorders of the respiratory tree: Flu, colds, bronchitis, asthma. Oliguria, cystitis.


Gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcer, ulcerative colitis (see precautions)

Do not prescribe oral dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

It can produce irritation of the gastrointestinal mucosa.

Take into account the alcohol content of the extract fluid from the dye and syrup.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Decoction: one tablespoon per cup of dessert. Boil two minutes. Infuse for ten. Take three or four cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 20 - 40 drops, one to three times a day.

Syrup (5% extract fluid) 1 to 3 tablespoons a day.

€ Powder: 0. 5 to 2 grams a day, in capsules of 250 - 500 mg.

External use:

Decoction, applied as compresses.


Mulet, L. Toxic Plants of Valencia. Castellon: Provincial, 1997, p. 325.

Villar, L; Palacín, JM; Calvo, C. Gomez, D; Montserrat, G. Medicinal Plants of the Aragonese Pyrenees and other tierrras Huesca. 2. Huesca: Provincial, 1992, p. 180.

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